What Are You Living For?

This world is full of unanswered questions, violence, evil, and unhappiness. Does it surprise you that the Bible acknowledges the vanity of life?  King Solomon wrote this of his quest to find fulfillment in life while excluding God: “Meaningless! Meaningless! Utterly Meaningless! Everything is Meaningless” (Ecclesiastes 1:2). He even said, “So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (Ecclesiastes 2:17).

Solomon calls us to be brutally honest about life: without God we have no real purpose. It is a worthless existence. Even athiests will readily acknowledge this. 

But, in the very same book, Solomon fills the void with a grand resolution. “Here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). In short, we do not have to go through life feeling empty and living for nothing. The reason the world is so dark is because it does not know the God who gives it Light (1 John 1:5; John 8:12). If we know God and obey Him we are living for something (and Someone) worthwhile, even though we may be surrounded by a world of vanity.

What about you? Are you content to live for yourself and a world that will only bring you down? Or do you want real purpose? Please visit or contact us if you want to learn more--we are here to help you find the Light of the World.